Illegal

In this timely and gripping novel, author Bettina Restrepo exposes the challenges of one girl's unique yet universal immigrant experience. This is an eye-opening look into the harrowing journey a family takes to forge a more hopeful future. The paperback includes a new foreword and additional resources.

Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora stays behind. She fights to make sense of her loss while living in poverty--in wait of her father's return and a better day.

When the letters and money stop coming, Nora decides that she and her mother must look for him in Texas. After a frightening experience crossing the border, the two are all alone in a strange place. Nora must find the strength to survive while aching for small comforts: friends, a new school, and her quinceañera.

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Target age group 14-17
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    • ISBN-13
      9780061953439
    • Weight
      0.45 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      0061953431
    • Item #
      58047
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Group
    15 and UP
  • Grade Level
    9+
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Emigration & Immigration
  • Awards
  • Author
    Restrepo, Bettina
  • Lexile Level
    HL
  • AR Level
    3.8
  • Dewey
    Fiction
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date
    8/27/2019
  • Pages
    288
  • Dimensions
    0.8 H × 7.9 L × 5.2 W
  • Case Qty
    48

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